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Heather Mazzei, ACSW

Heather Mazzei is a Clinical Associate at Modern Intimacy, in Los Angeles, an Associate Clinical Social Worker, supervised by Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Heather is passionate about healthy relationships and helping the people she works with to develop relationships that thrive.
How The Mother Wound Impacts Sexuality

How The Mother Wound Impacts Sexuality

Growing up identifying as female often means looking to a mother figure for guidance on the transition to womanhood. When there is a mother wound, there can be a profound impact on a woman's sexuality.   Many women internalize their mothers beliefs, values and...

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5 Reasons We Should All Be Feminists

5 Reasons We Should All Be Feminists

Feminism is not a dirty word. In today’s zeitgeist it is crucial all individuals, not just women, adopt feminist ideals in order to continue securing gender equity. Shying away from feminism as part of one’s identity perpetuates the plight of the patriarchy. Read on...

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Yes, Please Wear a Condom

Yes, Please Wear a Condom

Those with vulvas remain heavily responsible for birth control and protection against pregnancy and STDs. Yet, many men aligned with misogynistic beliefs continue to believe they are owed choices regarding women’s bodies and further, the use thereof.   Let’s be...

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Your Blue Balls Aren’t the Problem

Your Blue Balls Aren’t the Problem

With lackluster sex education still the norm, the notion of women’s sexuality as men’s sexuality light persists. Following feminist theory, the dominant group remains in charge and thus the subordinate, women, continue to experience oppression, even in the bedroom....

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